Greeneville High head coach Caine Ballard leaving football program

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Greeneville High School Head Football Coach Caine Ballard has resigned from the Greene Devils program, according to GHS Principal Patrick Fraley.

Under Ballard, GHS compiled a record of 119-15, including 31 playoff wins and four state titles. Ballard has coached the Greene Devils for the last 10 seasons, and won their conference each year.

“Through the relationships I’ve developed with players, coaches and our community throughout the years I was able to discover my life’s purpose of being a football coach,” Ballard said. “Thank you to our administration, school board, and principals for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to lead the Greene Devil Football Program for so many years”

“Besides winning many games, Coach Ballard has also done a tremendous job in being a great mentor and leader to not only his players, but all GHS students and student-athletes,” Principal Fraley said. “He has not only led the teams to championships, but the life lessons he has taught, along with his staff, will carry throughout their lives in all they do and become.”

GHS said the search for a new head coach starts immediately. Receivers coach Adam Hansel, who does not wish to be the next head coach, will assume the role of interim head coach.